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'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i add my appreciation to mr. dreier as well and ask the question, why are we here think? know why i'm here. to protect working -- i know why i'm here. to protect working american, the vulnerable and the middle class. at the end of the clinton administration we had $5 trillion in surplus and it went out the window with tax cuts, bush tax cuts, and wars that we could not pay for. so i stand here today to say that working class and the vulnerable have the unemployment insurance and earned income tax and cuts in their taxes that they really need. but we still have work to do. want to make sure that we restore some very serious cuts that impact on the health care of americans and we have work to do on the sequestration and our fight is the same fight with the alcio. we want to make sure that the working americans don't pay for the rich getting richer. we're going to cut against cuts and what we have to do today is to
. democratic congressman jesse jackson junior of illinois was re-elected even though he was absent for months due to mental health issues and underfederal investigation, for misusing congressional resources. weeks after the election, he resigned. during the campaign, allegations surfaced ta pro-life republican congressman scott day jar lay of tennessee had urged his pregnant mistress to get an abortion a decade ago. he denied she was pregnant or had an abortion and he was re-elected by 12 points. number five, libor pants on fire. even if you've never heard of libor, it probably has an impact on your finances the trt rates on mortgages and credits cards are determined in part at the rate banks borrow from each other called libor. in june, barclays paid more than half a million dollars for manipulating the interest rates and investigations are still on going. the sheer scale of it is huge. it made bernie madoff look like a skid row pickpocket. >>> number four, big trouble in communist china. everybody thought one of the most powerful politicians in china party chief boojili was getting rid of c
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